Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 367,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,288,390

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 818,018

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